Dental: Herbal-Drug Interactions Important in Dentistry

29.95
Online
Elective
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About the Course: 
This basic-level course describes the prevalence and risk for interactions involving herbal medicines and lists the herbal medications and drugs of greatest concern to dental professionals. A stoplight approach to risk assessment is discussed and a general strategy to avoid the most common herbal-drug interactions is suggested. Critical patient populations (including women who are pregnant or breast feeding) are emphasized and specific herbal-drug interactions that can lead to increased bleeding, decreased blood glucose levels, and sedation changes are discussed. 

Course Objectives: 
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
1. Describe the prevalence and risk for interactions involving herbal medications. 
2. List the herbal medications and drugs of greatest concern to dental professionals. 
3. Describe the ways in which levels of risk for herbal-drug interactions are evaluated. 
4. Identify the medical and dental implications for drug interactions with specific herbal medications. 
5. Discuss the special considerations of herbal-drug interactions for pregnant or breastfeeding dental patients.  

About the Author: 
Mark Donaldson, BSP, RPH, PharmD, ACPR, FASHP, FACHE, received his baccalaureate degree from the University of British Columbia and his doctorate in clinical pharmacy from the University of Washington. He has further completed a residency at Canada’s largest tertiary care facility, Vancouver General Hospital, and is the current AVP of Pharmacy Consulting Services at Vizient. Dr. Donaldson is a clinical professor in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Montana in Missoula, and clinical associate professor in the School of Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. He has a special interest in dental pharmacology and has lectured internationally to both dental and medical practitioners. Dr. Donaldson has a number of published works in the peer-reviewed literature and has co-authored textbook chapters. He spent three years in Japan focusing on cross-cultural communication and internationalization. He currently serves on the Editorial Board for The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), is board-certified in healthcare management, and is the past-president and current Regent of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Montana Chapter. In 2016 he was recognized by the Academy of General Dentistry as the recipient of the Dr. Thaddeus V. Weclew Award. This award is conferred upon an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the art and science of dentistry and/or enhanced the principles and ideals of the Academy. In 2019 he was awarded the, “Special Friend of Canadian Dentistry Award,” by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) in Ottawa. This international award is given to an individual outside of the dental profession in appreciation for exemplary support or service to Canadian dentistry and/or to the profession as a whole. 

AGD code - 016
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Herbal-Drug Interactions Important in Dentistry

29.95
About the Course: 
This basic-level course describes the prevalence and risk for interactions involving herbal medicines and lists the herbal medications and drugs of greatest concern to dental professionals. A stoplight approach to risk assessment is discussed and a general strategy to avoid the most common herbal-drug interactions is suggested. Critical patient populations (including women who are pregnant or breast feeding) are emphasized and specific herbal-drug interactions that can lead to increased bleeding, decreased blood glucose levels, and sedation changes are discussed. 

Course Objectives: 
After completing this course, the learner will be able to: 
1. Describe the prevalence and risk for interactions involving herbal medications. 
2. List the herbal medications and drugs of greatest concern to dental professionals. 
3. Describe the ways in which levels of risk for herbal-drug interactions are evaluated. 
4. Identify the medical and dental implications for drug interactions with specific herbal medications. 
5. Discuss the special considerations of herbal-drug interactions for pregnant or breastfeeding dental patients.  

About the Author: 
Mark Donaldson, BSP, RPH, PharmD, ACPR, FASHP, FACHE, received his baccalaureate degree from the University of British Columbia and his doctorate in clinical pharmacy from the University of Washington. He has further completed a residency at Canada’s largest tertiary care facility, Vancouver General Hospital, and is the current AVP of Pharmacy Consulting Services at Vizient. Dr. Donaldson is a clinical professor in the Department of Pharmacy at the University of Montana in Missoula, and clinical associate professor in the School of Dentistry at the Oregon Health & Science University in Portland. He has a special interest in dental pharmacology and has lectured internationally to both dental and medical practitioners. Dr. Donaldson has a number of published works in the peer-reviewed literature and has co-authored textbook chapters. He spent three years in Japan focusing on cross-cultural communication and internationalization. He currently serves on the Editorial Board for The Journal of the American Dental Association (JADA), is board-certified in healthcare management, and is the past-president and current Regent of the American College of Healthcare Executives’ Montana Chapter. In 2016 he was recognized by the Academy of General Dentistry as the recipient of the Dr. Thaddeus V. Weclew Award. This award is conferred upon an individual who has made outstanding contributions to the art and science of dentistry and/or enhanced the principles and ideals of the Academy. In 2019 he was awarded the, “Special Friend of Canadian Dentistry Award,” by the Canadian Dental Association (CDA) in Ottawa. This international award is given to an individual outside of the dental profession in appreciation for exemplary support or service to Canadian dentistry and/or to the profession as a whole. 

AGD code - 016